Danish Refugee Council’s Diaspora Programme facilitates, supports, and enhances the role of diasporas as effective agents of humanitarian assistance, recovery and development. The work of the Diaspora Programme supports Danish Refugee Council’s conviction that displaced people are a resource for both countries of origin and destination, and responds to a growing body of evidence calling for a more inclusive humanitarian system that integrates ‘non-traditional actors’ to enhance the effectiveness of the humanitarian response. Learn more about our work, key activities and current projects below:
DiPS is a Danida-funded project under DRC’s Diaspora Programme providing financial and technical support to diaspora-led projects implemented in Somalia and Afghanistan and building evidence-based knowledge of the value of diaspora engagement in countries of origin. In addition to funding for diaspora-led relief, rehabilitation and development projects, DiPS offers trainings to improve the diaspora organizations’ capacity on relevant subjects such as developing and managing projects, and regularly consults a formalized, elected diaspora advisory board on issues related to programming, strategy and advocacy as well as the assessment of incoming project applications.